Can you imagine not having any electricity for the past 8 years? For 135 families this is the reality they live with day in and day out. Electrical poles were installed in Talawali village 8 years ago but until now electrical wires have still not been installed. Instead residents are having to pay for expensive diesel to pump water from wells to cultivate land. The village council says they are helpless to do anything as they say they have no government funds. Call to Action: You can help. Put pressure on the electricity department and urge them to install the wires needed to fix the electrical issue in Talawali. Chief Executive Engineer, Electricity Department, Jhabua District, Madhya Pradesh, Tel: +917392243530. VV-PACS Correspondent Khurban Damor reports from Talawali village, Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh where families are having to spend copious amounts of cash on diesel fuel to pump water 1500 feet plus to their land. Deeta a resident explains,“We are getting diesel worth 620 INR irrigating the crops through a machine…to cultivate the entire crops I have to spend around 15,000 INR.” 2 years ago the village head had promised he would connect the electricity wires. Another resident describes, “When we told the village head to install the electricity wires he said there were no funds in the village council, only once they receive funds will they install the wires.” In a similar video Sunita Kasera our Community Correspondent has shown the positive impact electricity can have for villagers in Dughati, Rajasthan. Their lives lit up with the coming of electricity in their village. Thus you too can help make a positive impact for these residents. Today, you can transform the life for the residents ofTalawali Villageto get the electricity in their community. See their lives light up. Call the above number NOW! Watch more videos like this by clicking on this link. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to highlight voices from the margins, providing skills to social communicators to provide advocacy tools to community based organisations. Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu For more information on Madhya Pradesh’s attempts to modernize and improve its electricity please visit here.
8 years without Electricity
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